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Something's Coming' - West Side Story
West Side Story is an American musical and was completed in 1957. The music is by
Leonard Bernstein and the words are by Stephen Sondheim. It is a jazzy musical
based on Shakespeare's story of Romeo and Juliet but set in 20th-century New York…

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Structure
'Something's Coming' does not follow a standard song structure such as verse and chorus.
Instead it is held together by three ideas or themes which are heard throughout the song
and presented in different ways.

Accompaniment
The song opens with a syncopated (using offbeat accents) accompaniment figure in 3/4…

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